Executive Order Establishing the Department of Rights and Equity



Executive Order 05

January 12th, 2021






By the authority invested in me as President by the Constitution of the University Park Undergraduate Association, it is hereby ordered as follows: 


Section 1. Establishment. 

  1. It is a consistent endeavor of this student government to facilitate efforts addressing issues of educational and social inequities experienced by the undergraduate student body. However, obvious logistical problems posed by the General Assembly’s limited size and consistent turnover leave many inequities unaddressed and under-researched by their student government. Moreover, these efforts are generally constrained to week-long events in accordance with the General Assembly’s schedule rather than consistent efforts to provide students with vital resources regarding their own rights and equity year-round. Accordingly, the Department of Rights and Equity (Department) shall be created. 

  2. The Department’s structure and actions shall be recorded by the Department of Records for the purpose of maintaining sustainable practices for all future administrations of the University Park Undergraduate Association (UPUA)’s Executive Branch.


Sec. 2. Mission and purpose. 


  1. The Department shall be headed by the Executive Director of Rights and Equity and shall be developed and expanded by that Executive Director in consultation with the President. 

  2. It shall function to develop, expand, and oversee the facilitation of UPUA activities related to researching educational and social equity, academic rights, sexual misconduct prevention and survivor support, organizational rights, off-campus tenants’ rights, and workers’ rights, as well as promoting resources pertaining to those areas.





January 12, 2021.